Train professionals in the field of pediatrics to enable them to:
Provide comprehensive attention to children and adolescents, both in health and in sickness, taking into considerations the biological, psychological and social aspects of their development.
Apply, in their medical practice, expertise on normal growth and development in children and adolescents, as well as those related to pathological changes that occur frequently in such phenomena, both in the first and second levels of care.
Identify environmental factors that affect growth and development of infants and adolescents, and apply proper preventive measures.
Promote the integration of pediatrics with other specialties for the care of pathological changes in a professional, social and cultural context.
Participate in the integration, transfer and development of knowledge in the field of specialization, through processes of teaching and research